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Grand Tour Switzerland Motorcycle Tour

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Le Grand Tour Switzerland Motorcycle Tour

Mountain Pass Madness.

Total Distance  3000 km Daily Distance 250 km
Daily Ride Time 5 hrs Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced
Road Type 100% Paved Thrill Factor  5/5
Tourism Factor 5/5

The Grand Tour Switzerland Motorcycle Tour will take you across the Alps, through the best that Switzerland has to offer.  For us motorcyclists, it offers a lot.  Bucket-list mountain passes, pastoral scenery, the clanging of cowbells, chalets…cheese, and chocolate.  You’ll marvel at the mountain passes, the serenity, the picture perfect postcard scenery.  As a bonus you get a taste of Italy too, the Italian Lakes and the Stelvio Pass.

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Highlights
  • 3 countries:  Switzerland, France, Italy,
  •  Unbeatable Mountain Passes:  Furka, Grimsell, Simplon, Stelvio, Galibier, and countless others
  •  Mont Blanc & Chamonix
  •   Alps, Dolomites, Tyrol
  •  Italian Lakes (Como, Bellagio)
  •  Lovely towns such as:  St. Moritz, Briancon, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bellagio

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Hotels & Dining

Enjoy the comfort and charm of select hotels.
The Grand Hotel Uriage represents the caliber of what you can expect on tour. The historic building retains all the architectural character of an 18th century building, with modern comforts. Tastefully decorated, and staffed with a team committed to making your stay a memorable one.
The Grand Hotel Uriage features a complete spa with indoor/outdoor pool totally renovated in 2017. Uriage is renowned for its thermal spring water. Complete spa treatments are available.

Grand Hotel des Alpes

In the shadow of the Mont Blanc.  Enjoy the comfort and luxury of the Hotel des Alpes in Chamonix Mont Blanc.  Full service with optional spa treatments.

Dining:

You’ll want to try as many of the local specialties of each country and region. From the cheesy comfort of fondue, raclette and tartiflette in France & Switzerland. Not forgetting Italy with so much variety from the fresh vegetables to choice cuts not forgetting pizza and pasta.

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Dates & Prices

Tour Start: July 19

Tour End: July 30

Departure/Arrival: Grenoble, France

Solo prices are based on sharing a room.  For a private room, a $950 up-charge will be added to your reservation.

Bike

Solo

Solo with passenger

BMW K1200R Sport

$6,500
$9,500

BMW F800 GT

$7,125
 $9,500

BMW K1300 GT

 $7,125
 $10,125

BMW R1200 RT

 $7,500
 $10,500

BMW R1200 GS

 $7,500
 $10,500

BMW K1600 GTL

 $8,250
 $11,250

BMW K1600 B

$8,250
$11,250

 BMW R1200 RS

 $7,250
$10,250

BMW S1000 XR

$7,250
$10,250
Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of joining M2 on the Mega Alpine tour which took us through the best roads of the French, Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps. It was an unforgettable trip and exceeded our expectations. I knew the Alps were one of the most gorgeous spots in the world – but experiencing all the turns and touring through all the quaint ski-villages via motorcycle was a dream. The lakes and mountains passes were breathtaking and I now find myself daydreaming about the epic riding we experienced while on the tour.

I was just as impressed by the scenery as with the professionalism of the M2 team. They know the best roads to ride and did an excellent job setting us up with comfortable lodging for our group. The hotels were much nicer than expected and the food… The food was the best I’ve experienced in Europe. Not once did we stop to eat at a mediocre restaurant. We were able to sample a variety of delicacies from each country and never went hungry.

I’m looking forward to recruiting some more friends for another ride with M2 & Mike and Manu in the near future. If you’re considering taking a motorcycle trip through Europe you’ve come to the right place.
Mahalo for the amazing trip!!”

-Steve R.

“I gave this tour as a gift to my husband whose dream was to ride the Alps.  From start to end, we had the most amazing trip.
He was really happy riding and talking everything bikes with the guys.  I was happy with the visits, food and hotels, especially the spa at the last one.  The mountain scenery is breathtaking, the food marvelous (now I have to work off the cheese, chocolate & bread).  The entire M2 team took good care of us.”

-Heather & Rick S.

What’s Included
  •     BMW Motorcycle
  •     Insurance Pilot & Passenger
  •     Gas &Tolls (if any)
  •     Accommodations-3-4****
  •     All Breakfasts & Dinners
  •     Tour Guide
  •     Luggage van option (minimum 6 participants required)

Beverages, alcohol, snacks, attraction fees, souvenirs are not included.

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Itinerary

Grand Tour Switzerland Motorcycle Tour

Day 0

Meeting & Dinner in Grenoble

We’ll assemble for a meet & greet, and safety briefing. Cocktails & dinner will follow.
Date: July 18

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Day 1

Depart Grenoble -> Arrive Chamonix

Today’s ride takes us to Lake Annecy for a stop in this charming city complete with canal system. From there it’s onto Chamonix and the Mont Blanc.
Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: July 19

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Day 2

Depart Chamonix -> Arrive Interlaken

Today’s ride takes us to Interlake and the Mont Eiger, known in movies and for its deadly north face.
Distance: 240KM
Time: 5
Date: July 20, 2018

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Day 3

Depart Interlaken->Arrive Lucerne

Today’s ride takes us to the lovely town of Lucerne.
Distance: 150 km
Time: 2
Date: July 21, 2018

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Day 4

Depart Lucerne-Zernez

Today’s ride takes us to Zernez over the Fluela pass.
Distance: 250 km
Time: 4.5
Date: July 22, 2018

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Day 5

Depart Zernez-Arrive Cortina d’Ampezzo

Today’s ride takes us to the Dolomites and Cortina d’Ampezzo
Distance: 300 km
Time: 5.5
Date: July 23, 2018

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Day 6

Depart Cortina d’Ampezzo-Arrive Merano

Today we will explore the Dolomites and arrive in Merano.
Distance: 225 km
Time: 4.5
Date: July 24, 2018

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Day 7

Depart Merano-Arrive Livigno

Today you’ll ride the iconic Stelvio Pass.
Distance: 275 km
Time: 6
Date: July 25, 2018

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Day 8

Depart Livigno-Arrive Domaso

Today you’ll ride the Julier & Majola Pass…if you get up early we can visit St. Moritz.
Distance: 225 km
Time: 4.5
Date: July 26, 2018

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Day 9

Depart Domaso-Arrive Andermatt

Today you’ll ride the San Bernadino, Splugen Pass.
Distance: 280 km
Time: 6
Date: July 27, 2018

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Day 10

Depart Andermatt-Arrive Martigny

Today you’ll ride the Furka & Grimsel Pass.
Distance: 275 km
Time: 5.5
Date: July 28, 2018

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Day 11

Depart Martigny-Arrive Modane

Today you’ll ride the Saint Bernard Passes and return to France.
Distance: 275 km
Time: 6
Date: July 29, 2018

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Day 12

Depart Modane-Arrive Grenoble

Today you’ll ride the Galibier & Col d’Ornon and the Route Napoleon.
Distance: 250 km
Time: 5.5
Date: July 30, 2018

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Why Choose M2

Committed to delivering The Ultimate Riding Experience.

Amazing riding, stunning scenery, food, events & accommodations, we’ll exceed your expectations.

Our tours are limited in size so you can expect personalized service and attention.

You’ll stay in independent hotels, B&B’s, and enjoy restaurants that share the same philosophy as we do, providing a memorable, high quality experience.

After a tour you will find yourself transformed, mind-blown and wanting to come back and do it all over again…and again…and again

and that’s the Ultimate Riding Experience.

Bikes

BMW f800 GT

BMW f800 GT

Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm
Weight:  213.2 (wet)
Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Setting:  N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.
It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.
And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.
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BMW K1200R Sport

BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement: 1157cc
Torque: 127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm
Weight: 217 kg
Seat Height:
Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: N/A
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,580mm / 62.2 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

Review:

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.
I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.
My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”
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BMW K1300 GT

BMW K1300 GT

Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm
Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches
Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches
Low Seat Option:
Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches
Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

Review:

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.
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BMW R1200 RT

BMW R1200 RT

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm
Weight: 229kg / 504.9lbs
Seat Height:
Standard: 840mm / 33 inches
Low Setting: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Seat Option: 780-800mm /30.7 inches
Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

Review:

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”
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K1600 GT

BMW K1600 GT

Displacement: 1649cc Torque: 175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm
Weight: 319kg (wet)
Seat Height:
Standard: 810mm / 31.9 inches
Low Setting: 780mm/30.7 inches
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

Review:

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.
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S1000XR

2016 BMW S1000XR

Engine|Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement|999cc
Horsepower|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
Gearbox|Six-speed
Final Drive|Chain
Clutch|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
Dry Weight|357 lb.
Wet Weight|228 kg /502 lb.
Seat Height|840mm/33.1 in.
Low Seat Option: 790mm/31.1 in

Review:

The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum.
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K1600B

BMW K1600B

ENGINE TYPE: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
CAPACITY: 1,649 cc
RATED OUTPUT: 160 hp (118 kW) at 7,750 rpm
MAX. TORQUE: 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 41 mpg (WMTC)
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
WET WEIGHT, FULLY FUELED: 741 lbs (336 kg)
SEAT HEIGHT: 30.7″
OPTIONAL SEAT HEIGHT: Low Seat: 29.5″
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 7.0 gallons

Review:

The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon.
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R1200 GS LC

BMW R1200 GS LC

Engine size: 1170
Cylinders: 2
hp/kW: 125/ 92
Vehicle weight (kg): 238
Seat height (mm): 850
Valve clearance (intake): KALT 0,10-0,17 MM
Valve clearance (exhaust): KALT 0,34-0,41 MM
Engine idle speed: 1150 U/MIN

Review:

The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too.
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R1200RT

BMW R1200RT

YEAR 2014
ENGINE TYPE Four-stroke flat twin, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT 1170cc
BORE STROKE 101 mm x 73 mm
COOLING Air/Liquid-Cooled
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.5:1
FUEL SYSTEM Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management
IGNITION Electronic
STARTING SYSTEM Electric
TRANSMISSION Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
FINAL DRIVE Shaft
RAKE TRAIL NA
SEAT HEIGHT 31.7 in. (805mm)
WHEELBASE 58.5 in. (1485mm)
FRONT SUSPENSION BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
REAR SUSPENSION Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
FRONT BRAKE Dual disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers ABS
REAR BRAKE Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
FRONT TIRE 120/70ZR-17
REAR TIRE 180/55ZR-17
FUEL CAPACITY 6.6 gal.
DRY WEIGHT 604 lbs. (Wet) (273 kg)

Review:

On the open road, the RT motors along with the same soothing, low-frequency engine thrum that has endeared BMW’s opposed twins to so many riders for so long. Rolling open the ride-by-wire throttle at practically any rpm, though, results in strong, linear torque and deceptively quick acceleration
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R1200 RS

BMW R1200 RS

YEAR 2015-

Displacement: 1170cc Torque: 125Nm /92 ft lbs. @6500 rpm
Weight: 231kg (wet) 502 lbs
Seat Height: Standard: 820mm / 32.2 inches
Low Setting: 760mm
Low Seat Option: N/A
Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches
Options: ESA electronic suspension, shift assist pro, heated grips, luggage & top case.

Review:

“The beauty of this boxer is the feel of immediate torque. After thumbing the starter and feeling the left-to-right rattle that harmonizes into a continuous melody, the R1200RS’ engine presents hefty torque from the first crack of throttle to the maximum 92 ft/lbs at 6500 rpm.” Read the full review here:

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